This guide is for people looking for mental health services in Ontario. You could be looking for services for yourself, a family member, partner or friend. Or you could be a health care provider who wants to help clients and families find out about different services and how to use them.
This guide provides information about mental health services available in Ontario to help you choose what's best for you. It also offers a brief description of some of the most common types of mental health problems. And it gives tips that will help you find the services you need. It provides phone numbers and Web site addresses, so you can research a specific problem or treatment in more detail. And it includes questions you can ask health care providers. These questions can help you make sure that you're getting the kind of care you want.
If you are a health care provider, you may want to use Challenges & Choices as a reference book for clients. Feel free to photocopy sections that you think might be helpful for your clients. The size and format of the book were especially designed for this purpose. If you have a copy of the book in your waiting room, clients will be able to browse through the sections, and let you know which parts they would like copied.
Provides some general information about mental health and mental health services. It is designed for people who are looking for help for the first time, either for themselves or for a family member or friend.
(Lists services offered in many different languages)
Making Choices is the comprehensive guide to mental health services, supports and resources in the City of Toronto. It is intended to provide both an overview of parts of the mental health system, detailed information about individual mental health services, supports and resources, and related information. This guide is intended for use mainly by consumer/survivors (persons who are users of the mental health system), by professionals helping them and by family members.
366 Adelaide St. East Suite 230,
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3X9
Tel: (416) 482-4103
This guide will help you learn about the forensic mental health system in Ontario. If you, or someone you know, has a mental illness and has come into contact with the law, you should read this guide.
What is the forensic mental health system?
The mental health system is the network of people and services that care for people with mental illness. The criminal justice system includes the courts, the institutions and the professionals that deal with people accused or convicted of crimes. If you have a mental illness and you come into contact with the law, you could become involved with the forensic mental health system.